Hey there SOS fans, love Italian cuisine? Well we’re about to take you to Italy and teach you the origins of Italian cooking. Italy was composed of separate republics from the early Middle Ages to the late 1800s, they all had various cooking styles. Traditionally being passed down from generation to generation, contributed to the amazing diversity of the Italian cuisine. The Italians are known for their great use of herbs in their cooking. With their use of oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage, beautiful dishes were formed in the kitchens of Italy. Cheese also plays an important role in Italian cuisine. Did you know there are more than 400 types of cheese made in Italy? Parmesan, mozzarella, and asiago are among the best known around the world. The national diet of Italy has traditionally differed by region. You could always identify Italian cooking simply by the type of cooking fat was used, butter was used in the North, pork fat in the center of the country, and olive oil in the South. Here at SOS Chefs we have many Italian ingredients for you to satisfy in your Italian Interests! For example we have Colatura di Alici di Cetara an Anchovy sauce that is renowned all over the world. It is used not only to prepare the famous spaghetti dish but also as a garnish instead of salt, for seasoning the various dishes we prepare. it can be seasoned with fresh herbs such as parsley, garlic, paprika and added to pure olive oil as a dressing.